Title: National Water Act 36 of 1998: Review of the National Water Resources Strategy

Gazette reference: GN 3855 in GG 49225 on 1 September 2023

Commencement date: 1 September 2023

On 1 September 2023, the Minister of Water and Sanitation, in terms of section 5(4)(b) of the National Water Act (NWA), published the revised National Water Resource Strategy, 3rd edition.

The revised National Water Resource Strategy, 3rd edition, consists of the following Chapters:

– Introduction

– Strategic Imperatives

– Context

– Reducing Water Demand

– Increasing Water Supply

– Redistributing Water for Transformation

– Managing Effective Water and Sanitation Services

– Regulating the Water and Sanitation Sector

– Managing Water and Sanitation Under a Changing Climate

– Promoting International Cooperation

– Improving Water Quality

– Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems and Maintaining Restoring Ecological Infrastructure

– Creating Effective Water Sector Institutions

– Collecting Data and Analysing and Managing Information and Effective Monitoring

– Evaluation and Reporting

– Building Capacity for Action

– Ensuring Financial Stability

– Enhancing and Enabling Deployment of Research, Development and Innovation

– Addressing Legislative and Policy Gaps